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  Kanji Symbol::Japanese scripts,kanji image
Its recorded history goes back to the 8th century, when the three major works of Old Japanese were compiled.
The Japanese language is written with a combination of three different types of glyphs: Chinese characters (called kanji), and two syllabic scripts, hiragana and katakana.
The Latin alphabet (called rōmaji) is also often used in modern Japanese, especially for things such as company names, advertising, and when inputting Japanese into a computer.
www.kanjisymbol.net   (245 words)

KANJI CLINIC is a column appearing the third Tuesday of every other month in The Japan Times.
Its purpose is to provide practical advice and inspiration to non-Japanese adults striving to achieve literacy in Japanese by learning the 1,945 general-use kanji ("Chinese characters").
It is written by Mary Sisk Noguchi (photo), associate professor (retired) at Meijo University in Nagoya, Japan.
www.kanjiclinic.com   (164 words)

 Kanji - Japanese Calligraphy for Design Materials
This site is for designers who wish to use Japanese calligraphy or kanji for design materials.
You can choose and download the JPEG image of your favorite kanji from over 1300 pieces of beautiful calligraphy which have been produced by an professional Japanese calligrapher.
We also accept order-made production for your favorite word, your special words, your name in kanji.
www.kanjistyle.com   (132 words)

  100% Accurate Kanji Translation
Kanji characters can be used to represent an entire object, idea or meaning.
Many kanji characters are similar to each other, and some can have different meanings depending on context.
If the number of kanji symbols in your translation is too long for your intended use, we will try to re-create a new design using fewer symbols with the same meaning.
www.dsfy.com /kanji_symbol_character_translation.htm   (3434 words)

  Kanji - Tae Kim's Japanese grammar guide
By studying kanji along with new vocabulary from the beginning, the immense job of learning kanji is divided into small manageable chunks and the extra time helps settle learned kanji into permanent memory.
Kanji that appear in a compound or 熟語 is usually read with 音読み while one kanji by itself is usually read with 訓読み.
Yet another fun aspect of kanji you'll run into are words that practically mean the same thing and use the same reading but have different kanji to make just a slight difference in meaning.
www.guidetojapanese.org /kanji.html   (1611 words)

  Kanji - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In modern Japanese, kanji is used to write parts of the language such as nouns, adjective stems and verb stems, while hiragana is used to write inflected verb and adjective endings (okurigana), particles, and words where the kanji is too difficult to read or remember.
While kanji are essentially Chinese hanzi used to write Japanese, there are now significant differences between kanji and hanzi, including the use of characters created in Japan, characters that have been given different meanings in Japanese, and post WWII simplifications of the kanji.
Kanji, whose thousands of symbols defy ordering by convention such as is used with the Roman Alphabet, uses radical-and-stroke sorting to order a list of Kanji words.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kanji   (3854 words)

Please note that the 'kanji' for 'heaven' is also the first 'kanji' in the compound meaning 'weather'.
In the former approach, 'kanji' are presented in each lesson in a semantic group related to the topic of each instructional unit.
For example, the 'kanji' representing 'rain' is a radical forming the top portion of the 'kanjis' representing 'snow' and 'electricity'.
edweb.sdsu.edu /courses/edtec670/cardboard/Card/K/kanji.html   (2146 words)

 Takase Studios - Glossary - Japanese Calligraphy
Nouns and the base of verbs and adjectives use kanji and the suffixes indicating tense and gender (for example) are written in hiragana.
Kanji are Chinese characters that have been adopted for use in the Japanese language.
Kaisho (Block Script) is the most typical form of the kanji and is the form of the kanji used in everyday life.
www.takase.com /Library/Glossary.htm   (1567 words)

Kanji, in their archaic Chinese form, travelled to Japan over the fifth and sixth centuries, along with Buddhism, tea, and a host of other Far Eastern traditions.
By the Meiji era, virtually all Japanese was written in a combination of kana and kanji, with kanji for the root words and hiragana or katakana for particles and conjugations.
Many kanji radicals were simplified (as happened to a greater extent in the PRC shortly afterward: only Taiwan continues to use the prewar style of kanji), and many characters were eliminated altogether.
www.everything2.com /index.pl?node=kanji   (1280 words)

 Outline of the Japanese Writing System
Jōyō; Kanji The 常用漢字 Jōyōkanji hyō, or "List of Characters in Common Use," is an official list (published in 1981) of 1945 characters widely used in the mass media, government and general publications, and education.
For example, in 見た mita the kanji 見 represents the stem of the verb 見る miru 'see' and た ta is a verb ending for forming the past tense.
Kanji are used to write the core of the Japanese vocabulary.
www.kanji.org /kanji/japanese/writing/outline.htm   (4704 words)

 Drill and learn the Japanese kanji, learn Japanese
If a kanji is a verb stem, the inflectional endings (usually written in hiragana after the kanji) are shown in parenthesis.
After clicking on a kanji, whether your choice is right or wrong, you will have the possibility to have a look at the corresponding card by pressing the space bar.
Kanji that have no on-yomi or kun-yomi are not tested, but they might be displayed as distracters.
www.asahi-net.or.jp /~ik2r-myr/kanji/kanji1a.htm   (1129 words)

Kanji, one of the three scripts used in the Japanese language, are Chinese characters, which were first introduced to Japan in the 5th century via Korea.
Consequently, most kanji can still be pronounced in at least two ways, a Chinese (on yomi) and a Japanese (kun yomi) way, which considerably further complicates the study of the Japanese language.
For grammatical endings and words without corresponding kanji, two additional, syllable based scripts are being used, hiragana and katakana, each consisting of 46 syllables.
www.japan-guide.com /e/e2046.html   (285 words)

 Kanji symbols: The history and use of Japanese kanji characters, images of popular kanji, plus kanji links.
Kanji are complex symbols called pictograms, meaning they convey information in a pictorial form.
Kanji characters are used in the Japanese language to provide the root and core meaning of most nouns, adjectives and verbs.
The kanji characters used for Japanese first names are usually chosen for their meaning or based on a numerological interpretation of the number of brush strokes required to write them.
www.japanese-name-translation.com /site/kanji_symbols.html   (490 words)

 Japanese kanji
The word kanji is the Japanese version of the Chinese word hànzì, which means "Han characters".
The general rule is that when a kanji appears on its own, it is given the kun yomi, but when two or more kanji appear together, they are given the on yomi.
Some kanji have multiple on yomi and kun yomi (the first three readings are on yomi, the last three are kun yomi):
www.omniglot.com /writing/japanese_kanji.htm   (491 words)

 Write Kanji for Java-enabled Browsers
Kanji characters are pictographic and ideographic symbols adopted from the Chinese language.
Kanji are used mainly for substantives, verbs, and adjectives.
In practice, however, kanji are vital to written communications due to the many words in the Japanese language which, although pronounced alike, are different in meaning, and which are distinguished in writing by the use of different kanji.
mysite.verizon.net /tomyee3/WriteKanji.htm   (766 words)

 The origins of kanji in Japan
The word kanji literally means "Chinese characters," showing that the kanji used in Japanese writing are of Chinese origin.
Because all kanji had a meaning, it was not always clear when they were used to represent meaning and when only sound.
The list of these kanji was published by the Japanese government in 1981 and newspapers that use characters outside the joyo kanji list are required by law to also provide the pronunciation using furigana.
www.logoi.com /notes/kanji_origins.html   (320 words)

 Antipixel | Blog | Kanji Tattoos
While I’m quite aware that the kanji on my left arm (confirmed from two academic kanji databases and the former president Bush’s translator to be “future” or “moving from past life to future life) was not done in the correct stroke order, several native raders have been able to identify it.
Kanji are just part of a writing system - they are a medium that Japanese and Chinese people use to express themselves, their inner thoughts, just as these simple and often beautiful little Roman letter forms are the best way I have of expressing mine.
Kanji or not, what people choose to tattoo on their bodies is a very personal matter.
www.antipixel.com /blog/archives/2002/10/23/kanji_tattoos.html   (11068 words)

 Write Kanji for Java-enabled Browsers   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kanji characters are pictographic and ideographic symbols adopted from the Chinese language.
In practice, however, kanji are vital to written communications due to the many words in the Japanese language which, although pronounced alike, are different in meaning, and which are distinguished in writing by the use of different kanji.
Kanji characters originated from Chinese writing signs, and most signs have a variety of native Japanese pronunciations as well as modifications of past Chinese pronunciations, depending on the meaning intended.
tomyee3.home.comcast.net /WriteKanji.htm   (703 words)

 BBI - Boston Business International
The complexity of Japanese Kanji cannot be stressed enough.
Kanji characters do not relate directly to English words and very rarely will you be able to define a Japanese Kanji with just one English word.
Kanji Symbols are sent to you via e-mail as JPEG file.
www.goemerchant7.com /index.cgi?PageToView=catalog&Department=154011&Cartid=34801074823193&Merchant=bbi&ExpandedDepts=   (315 words)

 JLPT Kanji - Printer-friendly Lists
I have found (and fixed) a single error in Batch 9 of the JLPT Level 2 kanji.
The kanji for "yellow" was replicated in place of the kanji for "effect".
The offending (corrected) kanji are highlighted by a couple of boxes in the lists in which they appear.
kanjisite.tripod.com /printindex.html   (240 words)

 J-List side blog: Japanese language overview: Kanji
Kanji are not random scribbles, but a beautiful, complex machine that has powered culture and literature throughout Asia for many thousands of years.
When you look up kanji in a kanji dictionary, you usually do so by counting the number of strokes in the radical (which is partially why it's important to lean the correct way to write each kanji).
Kanji is difficult, to say the least; but it's also a challenge, one of the most beautiful and fun to learn writing systems in the world.
www.peterpayne.net /2003/03/japanese-language-overview-kanji.html   (1092 words)

 tk kanji
Tk Kanji illustrates the speed with which cross-platform applications can be built in Tcl/Tk, the extent and ease of use of the internationalization features of Tcl/Tk, and a bug in the Tcl internationalization support.
Knowing the encoding of a file, Tcl is able to read the file and translate its contents into Unicode, a character set which represents all the ways currently used by human beings to write their languages.
Tk Kanji uses a work around to read kanjd212, but other files will display the string "\x8f" followed by a kanji from the JISX-0208-1990 character set whenever a JISX-0212-1990 character is encountered.
www.elf.org /tkkanji   (1142 words)

 New to Japan - Language - Japanese Kanji Characters
Kanji can be exotic and beautiful when used in calligraphy or design but they are also intimidating to the student of Japanese.
Since kanji can be used to write original Chinese words or native Japanese words, there are two types of pronunciation used.
Plus, the number of kanji you need to recognize to get by in daily life in Japan is far fewer and there's little need to actually write them.
www.japan-zone.com /new/kanji.shtml   (286 words)

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I've seen this kanji a lot recently and always interpreted it as 'rule', though I suppose the meanings are not so different.
The kanji, I think, is a combination of the same kanji used in police, 警察, meaning commandment says my dicitonary; and 告 which means inform, used in words like 広告 (こうこく) meaning advertisment and 報告 (ほうこく) meaning report or information.
The top of the kanji means grass, the middle part looks like a fireplace grill and tiles beneath a fire, and finally the bottom looks like the kanji for evening, 夕.
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